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ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI OVERVIEW

A Missouri vacation is always remarkable with Silverleaf Resorts. Plan ahead and explore St. Louis, Missouri! This beautiful city is known for its iconic Gateway Arch. From the 360 degree view at top of the highest point of the 600+ foot tall arch, jaws will drop. Not too far away is the world renowned St. Louis zoo with its vast assortment of animals in unbelievable true-to-life exhibits. Looking for something different, yet mesmerizing at the same time? The 79 acre, Missouri Botanical Garden is a sight to see. Included in the premises is a Japanese strolling garden, a children’s garden and playground along a geodesic dome conservatory, and other unique flora inspired attractions to see. Want to tour a Victorian mansion with the whole family? Visit The Magic House, a St. Louis Children’s Museum that after several expansions is now home to 50,000+ square feet of exhibits. Are you or your significant other a wine enthusiast? Missouri Wine Country has close to 100 different wineries, many just a short drive away from St. Louis. So don’t delay and spend the afternoon sampling some of the nation’s best wines. If you’re looking to shop, downtown St. Louis is the spot to be. For those looking to do some antique shopping instead, the Historic Cherokee Antique Row is the perfect destination for collectible and specialty shops. From nature, museums to national landmarks, a St. Louis vacation is covered with many hotspots; all of which are a short drive away from your favorite Missouri resort.

THINGS TO DO IN ST. LOUIS

Missouri Botanical Garden

Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden was founded in 1859 by Henry Shaw, a botanist and philanthropist. It i
 
4344 Shaw Blvd, St Louis, MO 63110
314 577 5100

Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden was founded in 1859 by Henry Shaw, a botanist and philanthropist. It is one of the oldest botanical institutions in the country and has been deemed a National Historic Landmark. The facilities located on-site contain a center for botanical research and science education, and provide a beautiful oasis for the city dwellers of St, Louis to escape to. With 79 acres of horticultural display, the Missouri Botanical Garden is a feast for the eyes. A spectacular 14 acre Japanese strolling garden is located on the premises, as well as a geodesic dome conservatory, a children’s garden, a playground and various other unique flora inspired attractions.
Missouri Wine Country

Missouri Wine Country

When one thinks of Missouri, it doesn’t always conjure up images of sprawling vineyards, but in re
 

Missouri Wine Country

When one thinks of Missouri, it doesn’t always conjure up images of sprawling vineyards, but in reality, there are nearly 100 different wineries located within the state of Missouri, many of which are but a short drive from St. Louis. If you want the opportunity to sample some of the nation’s finest wines, there are plenty of options. Wineries like Tone Hill, the nation’s second largest winery back in 1900, provides the most gold medal wines that even the most discerning wine drinker will love. Or spend an afternoon at the Hermonnhof Winery, the only winery to win the Brown Forman Trophy twice!
The Magic House St. Louis

The Magic House

The Magic House, a St. Louis Children’s Museum, opened to the public in October of 1979, in a beau
 
516 S Kirkwood Rd, St Louis, MO 63122
314 822 8900

The Magic House

The Magic House, a St. Louis Children’s Museum, opened to the public in October of 1979, in a beautiful, 5,500 square foot Victorian mansion conveniently located in the center of the St. Louis region. The Magic House was founded by two volunteers, Barbie Freud and Jody Newman, and was created to be the first participatory museum designed just specifically for children. Over the last three decades, the Magic House has burgeoned from a localized museum to one of both national and international importance. After several expansions, the museum is now home to 55,000 square feet of exhibits, and sees more than half a million visitors a year.
Anheuser Busch Brewery

Anheuser Busch Brewery

Visitors are invited to come explore the rich architecture and heritage of the oldest and largest An
 
1200 Lynch St, St Louis, MO 63118
314 577 2626

Anheuser Busch Brewery

Visitors are invited to come explore the rich architecture and heritage of the oldest and largest Anheuser-Busch Brewery in the state. Since its founding in 1852, in St. Louis, the Anheuser-Busch brewery has been producing some of the world’s most celebrated beer. Guests aged 21 years and older have the opportunity to wander around brew kettles and the Beechwood Aging Cellars and witness the state-of-art packaging process that brings the product to market. The Anheuser Busch Brewery is unique for a number of reasons including the environmental initiatives that allow the brewery to recycle more than 99% of the solid waste it produces.
Antique Shopping St. Louis

Antique Shopping St. Louis

Wandering a few minutes south of Downtown St. Louis, visitors will find some of the most extensive,
 

Antique Shopping St. Louis

Wandering a few minutes south of Downtown St. Louis, visitors will find some of the most extensive, most rewarding antique shopping in the entire country. Historic Cherokee Antique Row sets the perfect scene for a lazy afternoon of antique shopping. With six blocks of independently owned and operated antique, and collectible and specialty shops, there is no way to leave this beautiful little district empty handed. Bella, a local favorite with two buildings full of antiques, collectibles and funky home decor has been around since 1934. And if you have a chance, make it to Remember When, a shop that specializes in vintage wood and gas stoves.
Bonne Terre Mine

Bonne Terre Mine

Celebrated as one of the ‘Top 10 Greatest Adventures’ in America by National Geographic, the Bon
 
39 N Allen St, Bonne Terre, MO 63628
573 358 2148

Bonne Terre Mine

Celebrated as one of the ‘Top 10 Greatest Adventures’ in America by National Geographic, the Bonne Terre Mine is an attraction not to be missed. Touted as the ‘Dive to the Center of the Earth’, the Mine is a national historic site and also the world’s largest fresh water dive resort. Constant 100-foot visibility, and consistent water conditions make it the world’s best year-round diving conditions. Some of the highlights include gargantuan architecture, oar carts, scaffolding, grating, staircases, pillars, slurry piles and more. If you’re in search of one of those bucket list activities, Bonne Terre Mine promises not to disappoint.
Butterfly House

Butterfly House

At the heart of the Butterfly House lies the tropical conservatory, a meticulous climate-controlled
 
15193 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield, MO 63017
636 530 0076

Butterfly House

At the heart of the Butterfly House lies the tropical conservatory, a meticulous climate-controlled environment that houses some 2,000 tropical butterflies in free flight. The Butterfly House is home to some 80 butterfly species, and 150 tropical plants. This unique facility provides visitors the opportunity to watch a single butterfly transform and emerge from its chrysalis. The ‘Miracle of Metamorphosis’ is an everyday occurrence at the facility, and with so many in one place, there are few places in the world that will afford you the opportunity to witness it. Be sure to wander outside to the outdoor Butterfly Garden where plants are carefully selected to attract and provide for various animal species.
St. Louis Zoo

St. Louis Zoo

Since its inception in 1910, the St. Louis zoo has been world-renowned for its well thought out, nat
 
1 Government Dr, St Louis, MO 63110
314 781 0900

St. Louis Zoo

Since its inception in 1910, the St. Louis zoo has been world-renowned for its well thought out, naturalistic exhibits, diverse collection of animals and it’s ability to attract some of the most brilliant minds in zoology. Its myriad accolades have earned it a reputation for superb conservation efforts, animal management, research and of course, public education. Locate on 90 beautiful acres of Forest Park, the St. Louis Zoo is home to some 19,000 animals, 655 different species, many of them endangered or near extinction. The zoo is proud to hold the title as one of the few free zoos in the entire country.
Kimmswick St. Louis

Kimmswick

Founded in 1859 by German settlers, the Kimmswick  today exists as a living museum of sorts wit
 

Kimmswick

Founded in 1859 by German settlers, the Kimmswick  today exists as a living museum of sorts with a charming blend of retail shops and restaurants. Be sure to stop into the Kimmswick Visitor Center to pick up maps, brochures and souvenirs and to find out everything you need to know about this historic little town. Strolling around town, you get a sense that time virtually stands still. As part of an ongoing restoration project, many of Kimmswick’s shops exist in original buildings dating back over 150 years. If shopping for antiques is your passion, you’ll love wandering the serene streets of Kimmswick, chatting up friendly shopkeepers and hunting for your next treasure.
Meramec Caverns

Meramec Caverns

The Meramec Caverns is a complex system of unique, glittering mineral formations, preserved and prot
 
1135 State Highway W, Sullivan, MO 63080
573 468 2283

Meramec Caverns

The Meramec Caverns is a complex system of unique, glittering mineral formations, preserved and protected within the walls of the cavern so that all who come to visit may enjoy their brilliance. Celebrating its 80th Anniversary in 2013, the cave houses more than 6,000 surveyed caverns and is officially the largest commercial cave in the state of Missouri. Local rangers conduct in-depth tours and educate visitors about how an ancient limestone table and 7-story mansion were once constructed underground. The cavern boasts some of the rarest and most impressive cave and rock formations in the world. Brightly lit walkways are easily navigated and wheelchair accessible.
St. Louis Arch

St. Louis Arch

A visit to the beautiful city of St. Louis is not complete without paying homage to the iconic Gatew
 
100 Washington Ave, St Louis, MO 63102

St. Louis Arch

A visit to the beautiful city of St. Louis is not complete without paying homage to the iconic Gateway Arch. Situated on the St. Louis waterfront, the 630-foot-tall arch is the highest point in the city, and the epic 360 view at the top is awe inspiring. Once you reach the top, look to the West and you’ll find spectacular views of downtown St. Louis. Peer off to the East, and you’ll see the mighty Mississippi River and the state of Illinois. Each entrance is a contrast of the distant past and modernity, with the south depicting the 1800’s and the north depicting the mid 1960’s when the Arch was complete.
Missouri Vacations near Grant's Farm St. Louis - with Silverleaf Resorts

Grant's Farm

Missouri resorts with wonderful local amenities aren't far away! Silverleaf's Timber Creek resort in
 
10501 Gravois Rd, St Louis, MO 63123
314 843 1700

Grant's Farm

Missouri resorts with wonderful local amenities aren't far away! Silverleaf's Timber Creek resort in Desoto, MO is very close to Grant's Farm! A beloved St. Louis tradition for some five decades, the 281 acre ancestral home of the Busch family is home to more than 900 animals, representing an impressive 100 different species. Located just south of St. Louis, Grant’s Farm has seen more than 24 million visitors since opening in 1954. The farm’s namesake, Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, founded the farm back in the 1850’s and farmed a portion of the 281 acres. If you have the family in tow, you’ll be thrilled to know that Grant’s Farm is ranked the 7th best family attraction in the whole of the United States according to Travel Guide Zagat Survey®.

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